Who we are

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection. More than 1.5 million people are working in over 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of € 350 bn per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP.

We are looking for an EU Advocacy intern for a six-month internship to support in all advocacy activities.

The position is for a highly motivated, well organised and efficient candidate who is looking to gain hands-on EU policy and advocacy experience and country and issue-specific knowledge.


  • Research and draft background materials on EU policy and activities;
  • Support the advocacy team in monitoring closely and preparing regular news summaries and updates on EU policies and institutions, as well as EU member state developments;
  • Review and prepare summaries and analysis of EU policy documents;
  • Prepare and attend advocacy meetings, participate to conferences and events, prepare event reports and meeting notes;
  • Provide assistance for the organization of events and projects;
  • Provide general administrative support.



  • Degree or, an undergraduate degree or in pursuit of a degree, preferably in European studies, Economics, Law, Political Science or similar;
  • Knowledge of EU policy and decision-making procedures and institutions;
  • Strong research skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Analytical skills and ability to digest complex information into concise and informative briefs;
  • Strong oral and written skills in English;
  • Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset;
  • Possession of an EU passport, student visa, or other means of residing in Belgium for a minimum of six months.
  • Previous experience with EU institutions or other trade organizations (desirable).

If you wish to apply, please send your CV (maximum two pages) and cover letter (maximum one page) to advocacy@plasticseurope.org by Friday 11 October 2019.
Starting date will preferably be Monday 4 November 2019.